AUTHOR: HOLLY WAINWRIGHT • GENRE: CONTEMPORARY FICTION • PAGES: 343 • RRP: $29.99 • RELEASE DATE: 29th August 2018 • PUBLISHER: ALLEN & UNWIN
In the rolling green hills of Australia’s hippest hinterland, a new guru is blogging about her breakfast.
ELLE CAMPBELL is back, holed up in an exclusive retreat where women pay thousands to mimic her extreme lifestyle, or die trying. But who’s bankrolling Elle’s new empire? And why are her two tiny sons suddenly absent from her glossy public image?
All ABI BLACK wants is to marry her true love under a tree in the garden on New Year’s Eve. But her ex-husband is building a financial cult in the shed, Elle is looming and her teenage daughter’s YouTube channel is gaining followers for all the wrong reasons. The wedding might have to wait.
FRANCES GRAHAM has a colicky newborn, an absent husband and a WhatsApp Mothers’ Group that’s giving her anxiety. But she’s certain that if she can just be more like those fitmums on Instagram, things can only get better. And surely, if she can scrape enough money together to make it to Elle’s retreat, everything in her life will be just . . . perfect.
Through a world of fake gurus, green smoothies and bad influencers, How to Be Perfect follows Elle, Abi and Frankie into the cult of self-improvement that’s taking over your phone . . . and your breakfast.
This book didn’t have quite the same level of scandal as The Mummy Bloggers but still Elle managed to get me riled up. Putting her manipulative business driven lies aside, she still isn’t a nice person and is quite a terrible mother but in the end (I can’t believe that I am going to write this) I felt sorry for her. Oh my gosh I can’t get over it myself! She is a cow but I feel sorry for her! I wasn’t expecting at at all when I started this book. Not at all.
This book is fun and will make you roll your eyes at the clean eating self confessed “Instagram Fitness Guru’s”. I love how this book and The Mummy Bloggers reflect what most of us are thinking. So many of these insta celebrities are fake and just trying to make a buck. We know that, but they don’t think we know that! Overall, I think it was fun and intriguing. At times I wanted to shake Frances and slap Elle… so great! 😂
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼ 4/5 teacups
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Happy reading x